Going the B-School way

With so many B-Schools coming up, it can be a bit difficult task to figure out the right one. MBA is one course where getting into the best college can be highly rewarding – both as an experience and as a professional later. Given below are some colleges (in no particular order) which are considered as one of the best when it comes to pursuing MBA.

  • Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad

The institute was established in 1961. The major facilities include classrooms with network connectivity, seminar rooms with modern amenities, hostel facilities, library, cafeteria, counselling facilities provided by students’ personal and career development centre etc. According to a recent survey, IIM Ahmedabad is in seventh position in global publication count.

  • Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta

This is the first IIM in the country to receive accreditation from the AACSB International  (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and is considered one of Asia’s finest business schools. In the 2013, it was ranked 2nd across India due to its placements, alumni and collaborations with various projects and companies.

  • Department of Management Studies – Indian institute of Technology – Delhi

The post graduate program began in this institute in 1976 where Prof. Sudhir Kakar was the first Co-ordinator of the PG program. Then it was called ‘School of System and Management Studies’ and later in 1993, under Prof. Vinayshil Gautam the name was changed to ‘Department of Management Studies’ under I.I.T. Delhi Act. Under formal appellation, Master of Business Administration (MBA) for PG program in management came in 1997.

  • XLRI – Xavier School of Management – Jamshedpur

The institute was set up by 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. It is well connected by road, rail and air. The nearest railway station is Tatanagar and is well connected by trains from Alleppy, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata (Howrah), Mumbai, Patna and Pune and even some well known airports. he major facilities are library, hostel facilities etc. The major recruiters are ABN Amro Bank, Colgate Palmolive etc.

  • Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management – Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay

The institute was established in 1995. The major facilities at the campus include air conditioned classrooms, seminar rooms, auditorium with a seating capacity of 150 people , convocation hall, lecture hall, and boasts a library with 6638 books and 337 audio visual material. According to a survey, the institute is in the ninth position in global publication count.

  • Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode

Located in Kerala, The institutes major recruiters are HUL, ITC, Deutsche Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Edelweiss, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Yahoo etc. The faculty and students of the institute undertake various research publications like comparing the importance of luxury value perceptions in cross-national contexts, real-time analysis of CDN in an academic institute: a simulation study, task-based Oral communication teaching etc.

  • Indian Institute of Science – Bangalore

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, was conceived as a ‘Research Institute’ or ‘University of Research’ by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata in 1909.The students and faculty of the institute undertake various research activities. The various councils in the institute include Students’ Council; Looking Around – students’ forum for interdisciplinary interactions; Women’s forum; IISc Amateur Astronomy Club; IISc Freethinkers group.

Apart from the above mentioned institutes, there exist many others which are good in their own way. It all depends on the perception of how serious you are and when you choose – what city you choose.

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